Pink Power Night Set to Explore Healthy Options for Women

Podiatrist and Chiropractor prepare to speak at April's event.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

OVMC will host its monthly Pink Power Night on Tuesday, April 7, at which Dr. Jobeth Rollandini, podiatrist, will share important tips about keeping feet happy and healthy. Also joining Pink Power is Dr. Rebecca Fabry, chiropractor, who will address how various stresses in women's lives can affect overall health.

The free expo gives women the opportunity to learn more about topics that affect their health. In April's event, Rollandini will explore ways a person's feet can tell them about their overall health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in a person's feet, said Rollandini.



“Foot ailments can become your first sign of more serious medical problems as feet are the foundation of your health,” said Rollandini. “April is Foot Health Awareness Month and is the perfect time for women to get educated about their feet because women are four times more likely to have foot pain than men.”



A third generation Ohio Valley Native, Rollandini is a graduate of Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. She is currently accepting new patients at her offices at Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery in three locations: Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville, and Elm Grove.



While a person's feet may represent their overall health, chiropractic care can also help the body's ability to function at its most optimal. Fabry joins Rollandini to explain how stress affects overall well-being.



“I look forward to giving an overview of what chiropractic care is and how chiropractic treatment with specific spinal adjustments, corrective exercises, nutritional advice, or other conservative methods of care can benefit one's overall health.”



Fabry received her doctorate of chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis and is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She currently sees patients at St. Clairsville Chiropractic Clinic. She is a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association, as well as the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is certified in Webster Technique, specific for pregnancy. She is currently working to complete the Certification for the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.



Pink Power Night is a monthly, community-based expo event designed to celebrate women in the Ohio Valley by offering a night for women with a social aspect and a healthy lifestyle education portion.



“Each month, we focus on a way for women to live healthy, happy lives,” said Laurie Labishak, vice president of marketing at OVMC and East Ohio Regional Hospital. “Women make 80 percent of the healthcare decisions in their households, and most women put the needs of others before themselves. We want women to know we care about them and want to arm them with the knowledge to stay healthy.”



Reservations can be made at or (304) 234-8233. The expo begins at 6 p.m. while the speakers will present at 7 p.m. in the Nurses' Residence Auditorium.



Ohio Valley Medical Center, located in Wheeling, W. Va., and East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry, Ohio, are a 340-bed combined organization with more than 1,600 employees providing the area’s only comprehensive orthopedic centers of excellence, behavioral and mental health services and board certified emergency services on both sides of the Ohio River. We are the Ohio Valley's community hospitals.